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manhattan. cbs news reporter john miller introds us to the two men who had to up t give >>> that craven that was dangling -- crane that was dangling over manhattan, the two guys who had to go up there mid-storm and give it a once over. the boom of the >> reporter: during the storm that snapped the boom off the crane with winds gusting through the construction site and swinging the boom back and forth, two new york city buildings department engineers had to get to the top and answer the question: would the boom hold or come crashing down isn't only way up was the stairs. >> i've never heard as loud a wind howling in my life. as we got to the 48th floor and there was so much pressure to open the door. we get into the hallway, and you could almost get plucked right now. >> reporter: they had to check each of the structural braces that held the tower with the crane to the side of the building. >> we were concerned about the upper most tie. if that tie had failed, that means the mass could fall. that thousand-foot mass. >> reporter: if the climb up was perilous, it was nothing compared to wh
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